The CNWL Club Drug Clinic is an innovative service for adult clubbers and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual) people who live in the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster and have developed problems with a range of 'club drugs’. It is a free NHS service provided by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).
Our highly specialist CNWL Club Drug Clinic team includes: specialist addiction doctors and psychologists, nurses, counsellors and peer mentors with `lived experience’. The team is based in Earls Court and accepts referrals from anyone who can get to us. The clinic offers a wide range of help including:
- Assessment of your problems and planning how to improve the situation
- Medically assisted withdrawal from substances or detoxification. We are highly expert at a range of community and in-patient detoxes including drug plus alcohol detoxes and GHB/GBL detoxifications. We also prescribe to help the side-effects of coming off stimulants, mephedrone etc
- Talking treatments, led by psychologists, counsellors and peer mentors who have `been there’ and overcome their problems.
- On-site sexual health screening and support
- Liaison and referral for physical problems including bladder and kidney problems; HIV and blood borne viruses; mental health problems etc
We proudly work with people from all backgrounds. We have a young and vibrant team who are excellent at working with young adult clubbers.
CNWL in partnership with Antidote, offer a bespoke service for those from LGBT communities – especially men who have sex with men. Together we are highly skilled at working with LGBT people where substance misuse problems may be linked to lifestyle and sexual behaviour. Our team has cultural competence in working with LGBT issues and can help with the psychological, sexual, physical, relationship, housing and work problems related to club drug use.
As a `cutting edge’ service we are using our expertise and working with Imperial College to build evidence-based treatment for club drug problems. We offer training to a range of professionals in club drug trends, identification of problems and treatment options.